Police investigation launched over needle in strawberry

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Crime,
Publish Date
Monday, 26 November 2018, 4:54PM
The case is similar to incidents earlier this year out of Australia. (Photo / Facebook - File)
The case is similar to incidents earlier this year out of Australia. (Photo / Facebook - File)

A criminal investigation has been launched after a needle was found in a punnet of New Zealand strawberries in Canterbury.

Police received reports on Saturday night of a needle in strawberries bought at Fresh Choice in Geraldine.

The Ministry of Primary Industries has today confirmed the strawberries were grown in new Zealand.

MPI says although it's believed to be an isolated event, the store has removed the berries from its shelves as a precautionary measure.

The person who found the needle was uninjured.

 

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